To ask the Secretary of State for Transport
(1) how many procurement card holders in her Department were (a) paid off-payroll, (b) employed on a part-time basis and (c) employed as a non-permanent employee in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12;
(2) on which dates her Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.
The PAN Government Policy for GPC permits only permanent and fixed term members of staff to be issued with cards, and the Department fully complies with this policy. Consequently, neither paid off-payroll nor non-permanent employees are able to be GPC cardholders.
The details of GPC cardholders who are employed on a part-time basis are not available as these details are not captured.
The Department publishes Government Procurement Card spend over £500 at
Data is currently available from April 2011, and is updated monthly.